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Joseph V. Kaplan

  • Founding Principal

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Practice Areas:

  • U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board
  • U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • Federal Courts
  • Federal Labor Relations Authority
  • Department of Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals
  • U.S. Office of Special Counsel

Biography

JOSEPH V. KAPLAN, a founding principal in the firm, received his undergraduate degree from the Pennsylvania State University in 1975, and his Juris Doctor in 1978 from Gonzaga University. In 1979, Mr. Kaplan received a Master of Laws, LL.M. from the George Washington University National Law Center, specializing in Labor and Employment Law.

Mr. Kaplan's first position was with the National Treasury Employees Union (NTEU), where he was involved in labor litigation and negotiations. In 1986, Mr. Kaplan entered the private practice of law, concentrating in labor and employment law, as an associate with the firm of Passman & Broida. In January 1989, Mr. Kaplan opened his own legal practice under the name of Joseph V. Kaplan, P.C. By the end of that year, Messrs. Passman and Kaplan agreed to merge their firms under the name of Passman & Kaplan, P.C.

Mr. Kaplan continues to concentrate his practice in the areas of employment, labor, and discrimination law. While primarily representing Federal and D.C. Government employees and labor unions of the Federal and District of Columbia Governments, he also represents private sector employees. Mr. Kaplan's practice involves litigation in  the U.S. Courts of Appeals, the U.S. District Courts, the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the D.C. Court of Appeals and the D.C. Superior Court, and such administrative agencies as the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB), the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP), the D.C. Human Rights Commission (DCHRC), the D.C. Office of Employee Appeals (OEA), and numerous arbitrators. In 2005, Mr. Kaplan obtained a jury verdict of $3M for a P&K client in a disability rights law suit against the U.S. Department of Commerce.

In addition to practicing law, Mr. Kaplan is a frequent lecturer at professional seminars concerning various labor and employment law topics.

Mr. Kaplan also served on the faculty of Central Michigan University, where he taught a graduate economics course on Collective Bargaining and Labor Law. He was twice elected as the National President of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals (SFLERP) and is active in various professional organizations, such as the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) and the Washington Metropolitan Employment Lawyers Association (MWELA). Mr. Kaplan has written a number of published articles concerning federal labor relations, and for six years was the author of the Federal Merit Systems Year Book, a leading reference book on the Merit Systems Protection Board, published by the Labor Relations Press. Moreover, Mr. Kaplan is the lead editor and co-author of the Federal Employees Legal Survival Guide, and is co-author of Litigating Federal Sector Employee and Labor Disputes: A Practitioner's Handbook by Dewey Publications. Mr. Kaplan has also served as a court-certified expert witness on MSPB procedures in U.S. District Court.  In 2008 he was selected to be a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc.

Mr. Kaplan is an active member of the bars of the District of Columbia and the State of Maryland.

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • LL.M. - 1979
    • Major: Labor Law
  • Gonzaga University School of Law, Spokane, Washington
    • J.D. - 1978
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Pennsylvania State University, State College, Pennsylvania
    • B.A. - 1975
    • Honors: President - Academic Assembly
    • Honors: President - Liberal Arts Student Council
    • Honors: President - Student Government Association (Abington Campus)
    • Major: Political Science

Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2014

Published Works

  • District of Columbia, 1981
  • Pennsylvania, 1978
  • Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1992
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1979
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1981
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals Federal Circuit, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 1996
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 1st Circuit, 2014

Representative Cases

  • Bremer v. Evans, 1:03-CV-01338 (JR), 2005, D.D.C.
  • Dong v. Smithsonian Institution, 943 F.Supp 69, 1996, D.D.C.

Honors

  • "AV" Rated
  • Washingtonian Magazine - Washington's Best Lawyers, 2004, 2011, 2013 and 2015

Classes & Seminars

  • Proving and Defending Claims of Compensatory Damages, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 29, 2013
  • Taking and Defending Depositions (and then using them at trial), EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 28, 2013
  • Legal Basis in Public Administration, American University, School of Public Affairs, Division of Public Administration, Spring, 2013 to 2013
  • Recent Developments in Whistleblower Protections, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals National Symposium, 04/19/2013 to 04/19/2013
  • Get the Most out of Witnesses in Emotional Distress Claims, Federal Workplace Conference, LRP Publications, 04/03/2013 to 04/03/2013
  • Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association Brown Bag, 12/19/2012 to 12/19/2012
  • Enforceable Federal EEO Settlement Agreements: From Crafting to Drafting, LRP Publications, Audio Conference, 09/20/2012 to 09/20/2012
  • Closing Plenary, 60 Tips in 60 Minutes: Your Role in Making Government Efficient and Effective, 27th Annual Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, 08/22/2012 to 08/22/2012
  • What is the Agency Rep's Role in the EEO Process?, 27th Annual Federal Dispute Resolution Conference, 08/21/2012 to 08/21/2012
  • Anatomy of a Reprisal Case, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/02/2012 to 08/02/2012
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/02/2012 to 08/02/2012
  • Drafting Enforceable Settlement Agreements, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/01/2012 to 08/01/2012
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 07/31/2012 to 07/31/2012
  • Proving Compensatory Damages Through Lay Witnesses, NELA Annual Convention, 06/22/2012 to 06/22/2012
  • Recent Developments at the Federal Circuit and MSPB – Is the Pendulum Swinging?, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, D.C. Chapter Training Brown-Bag Luncheon, 06/19/2012 to 06/19/2012
  • Panel Discussion Regarding Significant MSPB and Federal Circuit Decisions, MSPB Breakout Panel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Judicial Conference, 05/17/2012 to 05/17/2012
  • Reprisal Protections for Federal Employees, 39th Annual Symposium of the Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, 05/10/2012 to 05/10/2012
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/18/2011 to 08/18/2011
  • Mixed Cases, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/17/2011 to 08/17/2011
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/16/2011 to 08/16/2011
  • Effective Settlement Techniques and Drafting Enforceable Settlements, EEOC EXCEL Conference , 07/14/2010 to 07/14/2010
  • Proving or Avoiding Compensatory Damages, EEOC EXCEL Conference , 07/12/2010 to 07/12/2010
  • How to Keep Workplace Ant Hills from Becoming Workplace Mountains, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, New York / New Jersey Chapter, Spring Conference, 05/25/2010 to 05/25/2010
  • Advanced EEO Issues, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals National Symposium, 04/23/2010 to 04/23/2010
  • Drafting an Enforceable Settlement Agreement, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 07/29/2009 to 07/29/2009
  • Examination of Witnesses at Hearing, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 07/29/2009 to 07/29/2009
  • Reprisal Protections for Federal Employees, Society of Federal and Employee Relations Professionals, Washington, DC, 04/23/2009 to 04/23/2009
  • Reprisal Protections for Federal Employees, National Employment Lawyers Association, Chicago, 10/16/2008 to 10/16/2008
  • Examination of Witness at Hearing, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/20/2008 to 08/20/2008
  • How to Avoid Being Named in an EEO Complaint, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/19/2008 to 08/19/2008
  • Drafting an Ironclad Settlement Agreement, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/19/2008 to 08/19/2008
  • Advanced EEOC Case Processing in a Nutshell, EEOC EXCEL Conference, 08/18/2008 to 08/18/2008
  • Litigating Before an Administrative Judge: The Hearing and Pre-Hearing Process, EEOC Training Institute, Washington Field Office, 06/17/2008 to 06/17/2008
  • Advanced EEO Issues, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals National Symposium, 04/24/2008 to 04/24/2008
  • Arbitration Advocacy, National Labor Relations Board Union Convention, 10/05/2007 to 10/05/2007
  • Common Federal Sector Employment Issues, National Labor Relations Board Union Convention, 10/05/2007 to 10/05/2007
  • Mediation of Collective Bargaining Negotiations, DC Bar, Labor and Employment Law Section, 09/17/2007 to 09/17/2007
  • Drafting Settlement Agreements, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/14/2007 to 08/14/2007
  • Competitive Negotiation Techniques, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/14/2007 to 08/14/2007
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/15/2007 to 08/15/2007
  • Forum for EEO, HR, and General Managers, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/15/2007 to 08/15/2007
  • Advanced EEO Issues, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals Hampton Roads Chapter Training Symposium, 12/07/2006 to 12/07/2006
  • Negotiation Styles and Tactics, EEOC Excel Conference, 07/25/2006 to 07/25/2006
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC Excel Conference, 07/26/2006 to 07/26/2006
  • Structured Settlements in Employment Cases, NELA: Annual Conference, 06/24/2006 to 06/24/2006
  • Advanced EEO Issues, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals 33rd Annual Symposium, 05/12/2006 to 05/12/2006
  • First Amendment Rights of Government Employees, Georgetown University Law School 24th Annual Employment Law and Litigation Institute Legal Trends and Practice Strategies, 04/06/2006 to 04/06/2006
  • Setting the Stage and Closing the Deal: Opening and Closing Statements, NELA: Accommodating Disabilities and Family and Medical Leaves, 03/10/2006 to 03/10/2006
  • Challenges and Ethics of Managing Client Needs, Expectations, and Emotions, MWELA Annual Conference, 03/03/2006 to 03/03/2006
  • Intake Essentials of a Privacy Act Claim, MWELA Annual Conference, 03/03/2006 to 03/03/2006
  • Basic EEO Case Processing, NLRBU Convention, 10/07/2005 to 10/07/2005
  • Advanced EEO Case Processing, NLRBU Convention, 10/07/2005 to 10/07/2005
  • Common Federal Employment Issues You Need to Know, NLRBU Convention, 10/07/2005 to 10/07/2005
  • Impasse Resolution at the FSIP, NLRBU Convention, 10/07/2005 to 10/07/2005
  • Negotiating & Drafting a Good Settlement Agreement, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/22/2005 to 08/22/2005
  • Examination of Witnesses, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/24/2005 to 08/24/2005
  • Settlement Strategies and Techniques, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals Symposium, 05/12/2005 to 05/12/2005
  • Georgetown University Law School 23rd Annual Employment Law and Litigation Institute, Security Clearance Review Process, 04/21/2005 to 04/21/2005
  • MSPB Case Update, NELA: Everything You Need to Know About Representing Federal Employees, 10/01/2004 to 10/01/2004
  • Settlement Techniques, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/30/2004 to 08/30/2004
  • Supervisor's Session: How Good Managers Go Bad Avoiding the Pitfalls of Retaliation, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/31/2004 to 08/31/2004
  • Federal Sector: Mixed Cases and Election of Remedies, Georgetown University Law School 22nd Annual Employment Law and Litigation Institute, 04/15/2004 to 04/15/2004
  • Federal Sector Arbitration: An Overview, Federal Training Foundation Winning Arbitration Advocacy, 02/06/2004 to 02/06/2004
  • Mixed Cases & Election of Remedies in Federal-Sector Cases, Federal Training Foundation Winning Arbitration Advocacy, 02/26/2004 to 02/26/2004
  • Further Reforms Needed?, Federal Training Foundation EEOC: The Changing Landscape, 10/13/2003 to 10/13/2003
  • Religious and National Origin Discrimination, the Claim du jour, Federal Training Foundation EEOC: The Changing Landscape, 10/13/2003 to 10/13/2003
  • Arbitration Training, NLRB Union, 10/10/2003 to 10/10/2003
  • Compensatory Damages, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/06/2003 to 08/06/2003
  • Drafting a Good Settlement Agreement, EEOC Excel Conference, 08/26/2003 to 08/26/2003
  • Oral and Written Replies, Federal Training Foundation, 2003 to 2003
  • Discrimination as an Affirmative Defense, Federal Training Foundation Adverse Actions, 06/27/2003 to 06/27/2003
  • The Defense du jour: Stone, Mesberger, and Due Process, Federal Training Foundation Adverse Actions, 06/26/2003 to 06/26/2003
  • A Guide on How to Avoid Being Named an RMO, Federal Training Foundation How to Handle EEO Complaints, 06/06/2003 to 06/06/2003
  • Analyzing & Working the Performance Appraisal Complaint, Federal Training Foundation How to Handle EEO Complaints, 06/05/2003 to 06/05/2003
  • How to Avoid Being Named in an EEO Complaint, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals, 05/28/2003 to 05/28/2003
  • General Session: A Look at 30 Years of Labor Management Relations, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals 30th Annual Symposium, 05/16/2003 to 05/16/2003
  • What to Do in Discipline/Adverse Action Cases: How to Avoid Pitfalls; How to Defend Yourself, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Professionals 30th Annual Symposium, 05/16/2003 to 05/16/2003
  • Safe Harbor Defenses in Non-Sexual Harassment Cases, Federal Training Foundation Annual EEO Symposium, 05/02/2003 to 05/02/2003
  • The Economics of Running an Employment Practice, MWELA Annual Conference, 03/20/2003 to 03/20/2003
  • Overview of Medical Issues and Disability Questions, Federal Training Foundation Disabilities, Medical Issues & The Employee in the Federal Workplace, 02/27/2003 to 02/27/2003
  • Overview of Arbitration, Federal Training Foundation Winning Arbitration Advocacy, 01/23/2003 to 01/23/2003
  • Review & Enforcement of Awards: Where to Go and On What Basis, Federal Training Foundation Winning Arbitration Advocacy, 01/23/2003 to 02/23/2003
  • Advising RMO's: How to Avoid Being Named an RMO and What to do When that Happens, Federal Training Foundation Federal Sector EEO Symposium, 10/25/2002 to 10/25/2002
  • Federal Training Foundation Federal Sector EEO Symposium, The Judge's New Handbook, 10/24/2002 to 10/24/2002
  • Federal Training Foundation Federal Sector EEO Symposium, Resolving Complex Com Damage Claims and Other Remedy Issues, 10/24/2002 to 10/24/2002
  • Grievance Processing, Fraternal Order of Police - NLC #2 Convention, 2002 to 2002
  • Weingarten Rights, Fraternal Order of Police - NLC #2 Convention, 2002 to 2002
  • The Role of the Union Steward, Fraternal Order of Police - NLC #2 Convention, 2002 to 2002
  • MSPB Current Developments, The 20th Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations and Labor Law Program, Chicago-Kent College of Law, 09/19/2002 to 09/19/2002
  • Framing Charges Before the MSPB: Back to Basics, EEOC Excel Conference Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, 08/29/2002 to 08/29/2002
  • Retaliation: How Good Managers Go Bad: Avoiding the Pitfalls of Retaliation, EEOC Excel Conference Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, 08/29/2002 to 08/29/2002
  • Seeking and Defending Sanctions Before the EEOC, Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, 08/28/2002 to 08/28/2002
  • Employee Rights Supervisors and Managers, National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees Annual National Training Conference, 08/15/2002 to 08/15/2002
  • Employee Rights Non-Supervisors and Non-Managers, National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees Annual National Training Conference, 08/14/2002 to 08/14/2002
  • Overview & How to Avoid and Prevent EEO Complaints, Federal Training Foundation Resolving Federal Sector EEO Complaints, 07/18/2002 to 07/18/2002
  • Settlements of EEO Complaints, Federal Training Foundation Resolving Federal Sector EEO Complaints, 07/18/2002 to 07/18/2002
  • Summary Judgment and Other Dispositive Motions, Federal Training Foundation Resolving Federal Sector EEO Complaints, 07/18/2002 to 07/18/2002
  • Advocacy Skills and Techniques for Mediation of EEO Complaints, Federal Training Foundation Resolving Federal Sector EEO Complaints, 07/18/2002 to 07/18/2002
  • Federal Employees' Privacy Rights in Misconduct Investigations and Related Privacy and Investigatory Issues, Federal Training Foundation Advising and Counseling in the Maze of Civil Service Law, 06/20/2002 to 06/20/2002
  • How to Avoid Being Named in an EEO Complaint, Federal Training Foundation Advising and Counseling in the Maze of Civil Service Law, 06/20/2002 to 06/20/2002
  • Federal Sector EEO Program, National Black Coalition of Federal Aviation Employees, 06/12/2002 to 06/12/2002
  • Advising RMO's: How to Avoid Being Named as an RMO and What to Do When that Happens, Federal Training Foundation Annual EEO Symposium EEOC Review and Update, 04/12/2002 to 04/12/2002
  • Summary Judgment, Federal Training Foundation Annual EEO Symposium EEOC Review and Update, 04/12/2002 to 04/12/2002
  • The Art of Settlement, Federal Training Foundation, 02/15/2002 to 02/15/2002
  • Overview of Federal-Sector Employment Appeals, West Virginia Employment Lawyers Association, 02/09/2002 to 02/09/2002
  • Compensatory Damages, NAACP Federal Sector Task Force, 01/19/2002 to 01/19/2002
  • Rehabbing the Rehab Act, National Labor Relations Board Union, 07/17/2002 to 07/17/2002
  • Mixed cases & Election of Remedies in Federal-Sector Cases, State and Personnel Laws in the District of Columbia, 11/14/2002 to 11/14/2002
  • Arbitration Challenges, Federal Training Foundation: Winning Arbitration Advocacy, 12/05/2001 to 12/05/2001
  • Overview of Arbitration, Federal Training Foundation: Winning Arbitration Advocacy, 12/05/2001 to 12/05/2001
  • Review & Enforcement of Awards: Where to Go and on What Basis, Federal Training Foundation: Winning Arbitration Advocacy, 12/05/2001 to 12/05/2001
  • Federal Sector Nuances, MWELA Attorney Fees Brown Bag, 10/18/2001 to 10/18/2001
  • 2001 Annual Case Update, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, 09/14/2001 to 09/14/2001
  • How to Avoid Being Named in an EEO Complaint, EEOC 2001 Excel Conference, 2001 to 2001
  • The 'Shifting' Shifting Burdens of Proof in Employment Discrimination Cases, Virginia Bar, 06/15/2002 to 06/15/2002
  • Annual Case Update, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals 27th Annual Symposium, 09/22/2000 to 09/22/2000
  • Mixed Cases & Election of Remedies in Federal-Sector Cases, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, 12/07/2000 to 12/07/2000
  • Hot Topics for Federal Sector Advocates, EEOC Excel Conference Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws
  • Supervisor's Session: How to Avoid Being Named in a Title VII Discrimination Complaint, EEOC Excel Conference Examining Conflicts in Employment Laws, 08/29/2000 to 08/29/2000
  • Zealous Advocacy on Behalf of Federal Employees, NELA Annual Convention, 06/23/2000 to 06/23/2000
  • Rehabbing the Rehab Act, Government Training Institute, 05/04/2000 to 05/04/2000
  • Mixed Cases & Election of Remedies in Federal-Sector Cases, Public Sector Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section, DC Bar, 04/27/2000 to 04/27/2000
  • Significant Decisions of the Federal Circuit and the Merit Systems Protection Board, National Employment Lawyers Association Litigating & Winning Federal Employee Rights Cases, 04/17/2000 to 04/17/2000
  • Practitioner's Viewpoint, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals Arbitration in Federal Sector Labor Relations, 04/12/2000 to 04/12/2000
  • The Compensatory Damages Case: Perspectives from a Plaintiff's Representative, Government Training Institute Compensatory and Consequential Damages in Federal Sector Cases, 03/22/2000 to 03/22/2000
  • The EEOC's New Regulations for Federal Sector Case Processing, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, 03/21/2000 to 03/21/2000
  • Legal Update: What's Going On in Federal Employee Litigation?, National Employment Lawyers Association Litigating & Winning Federal Employee Rights Cases, 03/17/2000 to 03/17/2000
  • The EEOC's New Regulations for Federal Sector Case Processing, MWELA Annual Convention, 02/25/2000 to 02/25/2000
  • Significant Board and Federal Circuit Decisions- The Practitioner's Perspective, Government Training Institute National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, 09/28/1999 to 09/28/1999
  • 1999 Annual Case Update, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals, 09/17/1999 to 09/17/1999
  • Mixed Cases, Proposed vs. Final Action, Compensatory Damages, Public Administration Forum: Understanding EEO Legal Concepts, 07/07/1999 to 07/07/1999
  • Federal Employees' Privacy Rights in Misconduct Investigations and Related Privacy and Investigatory Issues, Government Training Institute Legal Rights and Responsibilities of Officials Employee Rights and Agency Representation Obligations, 05/12/1999 to 05/12/1999
  • Attorney Fees in Federal Sector Employment Cases, D.C. Bar Labor and Employment Section/MWELA, 02/02/1999 to 02/02/1999
  • Attorney Fees, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, 10/16/1998 to 10/16/1998
  • The Year in Review: Reading the Trends, Spotting the Hot Spots, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, 10/15/1998 to 10/15/1998
  • The Ultimate Key to Charge Interpretation, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, 10/15/1998 to 10/15/1998
  • Attorney Fees, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, 09/25/1998 to 09/25/1998
  • The Year in Review: Reading the Trends, Spotting the Hot Spots, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, 09/24/1998 to 09/24/1998
  • The Ultimate Key to Charge Interpretation, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, 09/24/1998 to 09/24/1998
  • Federal Employees' Privacy Rights in Misconduct Investigations and Related Privacy and Investigatory Issues, Government Training Institute: National Symposium on MSPB Law, Process, and Procedures, 06/12/1998 to 06/12/1998
  • Practitioner's Viewpoint, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals 1998 Arbitration Conference, 1998 to 1998
  • MSPB Annual Case Update, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professions SFLRP Symposium, 05/19/1998 to 05/19/1998
  • Representing Federal Workers in Employment Disputes: Navigating the Maze, Fairfax Bar Association Semi-Annual Employment Law, 02/03/1998 to 02/03/1998
  • Practitioner's Viewpoint, Society of Federal Labor Relations Professionals 1997 Arbitration Conference, 1997 to 1997
  • Federal Employees' Privacy Rights in Misconduct Investigations and Related Privacy and Investigatory Issues, Government Training Institute Violence in the Workplace, 03/19/1997 to 03/19/1997
  • What Makes a Good Case? A Behavioral and Legal Approach to Working with Problem Employees, Association of Legal Administrators, 03/05/1997 to 03/15/1997
  • New Rules for Firm Choice and Reasonable Accommodation, Public Administration Forum MSPB Practitioners Forum, 1996 to 1996
  • A Year of Change, Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association: Practice Before the MSPB 1994, 05/10/1995 to 05/10/1995
  • Leading in the Context of Constitutional Government, American University, School of Public Affairs, Division of Public Administration, Key Executive Program, 2009 - Present
  • A Conversation with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, NELA, October 17, 2014
  • Meet the Heads of Agencies Responsible for Enforcing Federal Employee Rights, NELA, October 17, 2014
  • Make the Right Call: Leave and Telework as reasonable Accommodations for Federal Employees, Audio Conference, LRP Publications, September 17, 2014
  • Effective Direct and Cross Examination in a Compensatory Damages Hearing, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 14, 2014
  • Navigating the Maze: Understanding the Confusing Principles of Mixed Cases, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 14, 2014
  • Its None of Your Business: A Guide to Issues About Employee Privacy, EEOC EXCEL Conference, August 13, 2014
  • Civility and Fairness in the Workplace: A Time to Act, Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists, New York/New Jersey Chapter, June 4, 2014
  • Legal Basis in Public Administration, American University, School of Public Affairs, Division of Public Administration, Summer, 2014
  • Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act: The One-Year Report, Federal Workplace Conference, LRP Publications, April 25, 2014
  • It’s Time to Do Something About Reprisal, Federal Workplace Conference, LRP Publications, April 25, 2014
  • Reasonable Accommodation: Practical Guidance to Minimize Agency Liability, LRP Audio Conference, February 5, 2014
  • Legal Basis in Public Administration, American University, School of Public Affairs, Division of Public Administration, Spring, 2014
  • Common Federal Employment Issues You Need to Know, NLRBU Convention, October 11, 2013
  • The Role of the Union Steward / Grievance Processing, NLRBU Convention, October 11, 2013
  • Advanced EEO Case Processing, NLRBU Convention, October 11, 2013
  • Basic EEO Case Processing, NLRBU Convention, October 11, 2013

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Hexagon
  • Musical Theater Center, 1992 to 2006
  • Whitman-Walker Clinic, 2006 to Present

Representative Clients

  • National Labor Relations Board Union
  • Fraternal Order of Police Government Printing Office
  • Various AFGE Locals

Past Positions

  • National Treasury Employees Union, Assistant Director of Negotiations, 1981 to 1986
  • National Treasury Employees Union, National Counsel, 1979 to 1981

Professional Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member, 1997 to Present
  • Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association, Executive Board Member, Former Vice President, 1997 to Present
  • Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists, 1991 to Present
  • Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists, National President , 1993 to 1995
  • Society of Federal Labor and Employee Relations Specialists, National President, 1986